Wondersaid-Simple and Effective

made on Wondersay – Animate text with style


When clearing out the Student Resources network folder, I came across a copy of Slender. Not knowing what it was, I opened it up and began to explore. I immediately had flashbacks to The Blairwitch Project, the horror movie from the late 1990’s.   Slender is a free download. A little creepy but engaging. Jay, […]

iPads in “The Hallway”

As iDesign students were finishing up their animations, some students investigated the soon to be released MS iPads. They disappeared into hallway and later returned with the following trailer they created on their own. A good way to end the week.

Stykz Animation Celebration 2011-12

iLearn-Share the Knowledge Challenge

Mr. Sturgeon’s iLearn students given the challenge of completing a word processing skills test recently. The goal was to have all students complete the task as quickly as possible. Students were encouraged to talk to each other, explain how to complete tasks, and even point to the screen and walk students through more difficult questions. […]

Survey Results

Check out what last year’s students had to say about the courses. iDesign Final Survey results

Future Laptops? What do you think?


IDesign Final Survey


iDesign Logos-Which is your favorite?

Which one is your favorite?

Best of the Best

Here are some of the best animations from the second semester iDesign class. Jackie [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNYaYXgh134[/youtube] James [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOOXH0bePvc[/youtube] Eunice [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfbpHO79flY[/youtube]

Walk, Run, Jump Revisited

Check out the latest animation videos from iDesign. Students were asked to demonstrated their ability to simply walk, run, and jump using the simple animation program known as Pivot. This task is actually muvh more challenging than it seems. Missy [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMfRBSlx6w8[/youtube] James[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcajmS9buWA[/youtube] Marcus [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kZC40lkIGw[/youtube] Jenny K [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr7TdCXlAQg[/youtube]

Macbook Wheel Set to Change the World

What do you think of this new product? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BnLbv6QYcA[/youtube]


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Postcards from the Edge

                      Here is our first attempt with Photoshop. Many thanks to Mr. Hoover for stopping by and teaching us the basics.

Game Maker

Game Maker is fun. You create games by many creating Events for each Object. You can design games like Pong and Shooting-type games. You can add lives and leave messages. People who are interested in arcade games would to design games with Game Maker.-Sanjana

Nikhil’s Happy House at Happy Town University

Nikhil’s produced an awesome house for his Happy Town society. Play close attention to the details as he created virtually everything on his own. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-babxBaJxY[/youtube]

Masha’s Smaart Bunny

We have experimenting with computer programming in iDesign. Here is what Masha’s came up with using a program called Alice. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kbVtQi-vac[/youtube]

Zar Zar’s Awesome Home Tour

Check out the awesome home built by Zar Zar using Google SketchUp. Particular attention to the intricate detail she uses when designing some of the furniture inside her home. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIQM1NTsREw[/youtube]

Martin’s House Tour

Martin has designed a house using Google Sketchup. Here he gives you a tour of his newly constructed home. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H48ns6TG78[/youtube]

iDesign Animation Sample from Vicki


More Great Pivot Animations!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afeZPUtr6BQ[/youtube] Check out Tae Hoon’s work.

Pivot Animation

Check out Tim’s animated movie. This is an example of the final product of our Animation unit.  [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=720zUfQg7xc[/youtube] And his practice tutorial. Students had to have a character walk, jump, and run. Much more difficult than it sounds or looks. [youtube width=”300″ height=”222″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isQ7OypNLc4[/youtube]


Beginner animators are in luck. Pivot, the popoular stickman animation tool, is no longer being updated and is not available on the Mac. Stykz comes to the rescue! Stykz is very similar to Pivot. The few differences include: 1) the ablity to create new figures directly in the working window 2) a lack of an […]

A New Beginnning

 This school year at International School Manila we have so much more: Grade Five has been welcomed as part of our Middle School new laptop carts grades five and six four fully functionally computer labs(three setup with MacMini so that you can run Windows and Mac OS) new people: myself teaching the Grade Five and […]